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Police roundup

Tip leads to arrest of Barrie man

January 21, 2015 Police roundup

A Barrie man is facing several sex-assault charges after police executed a search warrant at his north-end residence, Monday afternoon, police report. Members of the Crimes Against Person Unit and Barrie Internet Child Exploitation Unit, acting on information received, found the suspect within the residence. A Barrie male, 48, was arrested and is facing criminal […]

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Man faces charges after car lands in bay

December 17, 2014 Police roundup

A man was arrested early Monday evening after a car ended up in Kempenfelt Bay near the Spirit Catcher. On Monday about 6 p.m., police report being called to the lakefront near the Spirit Catcher in regards to a car that had just driven into the lake. Officers attended the area and discovered a vehicle […]

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Police believe Barrie home was targeted

December 2, 2014 Police roundup

Barrie police continue to investigate what they are calling a possible home invasion at a south-end residence. On Dec. 1, about 11:15 p.m., police report being called to the residence in regards to a possible home invasion. When they arrived they were told by the victim that at around 11 p.m. he heard a knock […]

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Police board seeks ROPs for towing

November 4, 2014 Police roundup

The Barrie Police Services Board is requesting proposals for the right to tow disabled and/or impounded vehicles from city streets. There are two parts to the proposal: Part A – vehicles Up to 6,500kg, Part B – vehicles over 6,500kg. (heavy towing and recovery). Applicants may bid for either Part “A” or Part “B” or […]

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Boy forgoes gifts for food bank donations

November 3, 2014 municipal news

Editor’s note: a heartwarming release from the Barrie Police service Barrie Police Service members are just like all other parents trying to raise good kids with values and integrity. So when one of our children says he would like to trade in the regular tradition of birthday gifts for food bank donations, it’s a big […]

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Driver, 17, charged after hitting tree

July 4, 2014 Police roundup

A Barrie youth finds himself charged with dangerous driving following a collision with a tree on the front lawn of a local residence. Police say that on Thursday officers on patrol in the area of Dunlop and Eccles streets observed a vehicle travelling at an excessive rate of speed. They attempted to initiate a traffic […]

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Assault suspect held for bail

June 23, 2014 Police roundup

Barrie police have a suspect in custody in regards to an assault that took place Sunday in the downtown area. Police report that they were contacted about 11 a.m. regarding the assault. Information was received that a group of males were involved in a verbal exchange, at which time one of the males walked away […]

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Police seek skateboard robber

June 20, 2014 municipal news

Barrie police are seeking a suspect in connection with a robbery at the Esso gas station at 2 Bryne Drive, 4am on Friday morning. The store clerk told police that a lone male suspect entered the location and was armed with what appeared to be a kitchen knife. He demanded money and did obtain an […]

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City deploys ‘ask-me’ ambassadors

June 4, 2014 municipal news

City Hall is deploying a team of ‘ambassadors’ to answer questions about downtown and waterfront developments. If a downtown or waterfront visitor has questions about parking or events, these ambassadors have the answers. The City, along with the Downtown BIA and Tourism Barrie, is introducing the Downtown & Waterfront Ambassadors pilot program. Ambassadors include marina […]

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Residents asleep when homes entered

June 4, 2014 municipal news

Following a series of break and enters in the area of Thorncrest Road and Marshall Street, Barrie police are encouraging homeowners to be vigilant in protecting their property as the homes were entered while residents were asleep. The suspect(s) entered five homes at night through a garage door or a garage-man door. The suspect(s) stole […]

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Man rescued from chilly waters

June 4, 2014 municipal news

A man who is believed to have been kayaking on Kempenfelt Bay was rescued about a kilometre out in the bay, police report. Barrie police were contacted and coordinated the rescue. The male was taken to the city marina where he received medical attention. He was found to be suffering from hypothermia. Barrie police would […]

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Charges include ‘trespass by night’

May 7, 2014 Police roundup

Barrie police arrested and charged four people in connection with the theft of a truck from Owen Sound which was allegedly used in a series of thefts from parked cars in Barrie. On Tuesday, police responded to a call in the area of Gunn and Shannon streets about a suspicious vehicle. Upon locating the vehicle, […]

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New to Barrie, man ‘moves’ to Edmonton

May 6, 2014 Police roundup

Edmonton police who were looking for a man on a warrant didn’t have much trouble finding him following a phone call from the Barrie Police Service. On Monday as Barrie officers were at the local probation office on an unrelated issue, a man, 30, walked in looking to transfer his file from Edmonton to Barrie, […]

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Investigation leads to drug related charges

April 29, 2014 Police roundup

Two Barrie males are facing drug related charges following an investigation by the Barrie Police Street Crime Drug Unit, Monday near Little Avenue and Young Street. During the investigation, police report, three males were arrested and found to be in possession of cocaine. Subsequent to the arrest of the males, a search warrant was executed […]

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Police release sketch of robbery suspect

April 23, 2014 municipal news

Barrie police have released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with a “home invasion type” robbery that happened Saturday about noon at a Barrie residence. At noon on Saturday, a male allegedly knocked on the door of the residence, pushing his way inside, police report. The two male victims report that the suspect […]

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Police arrest two for sexual assault

April 23, 2014 Police roundup

Two men were arrested in connection with a sexual assault that happened Monday just outside the downtown core, police report. On Monday police responded to reports of a woman screaming at a residence near the downtown. When they arrived “officers determined that the female had been attacked and sexually assaulted by two males that were […]

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Police charge woman in dispute

April 22, 2014 Police roundup

A local woman was arrested and charged following an altercation with a male at a storage unit in the city’s west end. On Monday police arrived at the storage facility in regards to a domestic dispute, they report. It seems the couple had been involved in a verbal argument earlier at their residence. The male […]

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Students ‘shaken’ in SUV/bus collision

April 17, 2014 municipal news

The driver of a small SUV was charged with failing to stop for a posted stop sign after colliding with a school bus in a south-end neighbourhood, police report. The bus was making a left turn onto a residential street and was struck on its left side by a vehicle that skidded through a stop […]

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Police video addresses ‘use of force’ issues

April 11, 2014 municipal news

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) has produced a video addressing public concerns about “use of force” issues, an initiative that has the support of the Barrie Police Service. The video features OACP president Paul Cook, who is also chief of the North Bay Police Service, relates a press release. “Many chiefs of […]

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Police offer social media safety tips

April 10, 2014 Police roundup

The Barrie Police Service is offering local parents a presentation on social media and how to ensure teens are using it safely. The presentation will be conducted by officers in the service’s Community Service Unit. Registration for the May 15 event is free. It’s scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at Barrie Central Collegiate. To Register, contact […]

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Man, 19, hit with soup ladle: police

April 10, 2014 Police roundup

A 19-year-old female is in trouble with the law after she allegedly hit a 19-year-old male on the head with a metal soup ladle, police report. Police were called to a Barrie residence Thursday morning in response to a reported assault. Investigation revealed that the male had been sitting at the kitchen table with a […]

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Police ‘concerned for woman’s wellbeing’

April 9, 2014 municipal news

Barrie police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Tami Hutcheon, saying they are “concerned” for her wellbeing. Hutcheon, 43, is a white female, 5’7″, 150 lbs, with long curly brown hair, police report. She was last seen wearing a beige sweater and black pants. She is believed to be in possession of a vehicle, […]

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Two drivers charged with careless

April 9, 2014 Police roundup

A woman was treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital after she was struck by a car when she left her own vehicle to check on the damage after she had struck a parked car, police report. At about 7:15 Wednesday morning, a female (25) was driving eastbound on Mapleton Avenue near the intersection of Marscellus […]

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Fraud charges delay Barrie man’s flight

February 26, 2014 Police roundup

A local man’s plans to fly to Bosnia on a one-way ticket were grounded when he was arrested and charged with numerous fraud-related offences, police report. On Saturday police arrested a man, 63, who was wanted on 20 fraud-related calls. Over the course of a three-day span in early February, police allege, the male deposited […]

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Thieves may be targeting home: police

February 26, 2014 Police roundup

Barrie police are cautioning homeowners to be vigilant following thefts from south-end homes that may have been targeted. Several residences in the city’s south end were broken into during day, Mon. Feb. 24, police report. The suspect(s) in the situation are watching the residence to determine if anyone is home. The suspect(s) have stolen property […]

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